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Useful Tropical Plants

Geonoma deversa

(Poit.) Kunth

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Geonoma bartletii Dammer ex Burret

Geonoma demarastei Pritz.

Geonoma desmarestii Mart.

Geonoma flaccida H.Wendl. ex Spruce

Geonoma killipii Burret

Geonoma leptostachys Burret

Geonoma longepetiolata Oerst.

Geonoma macropoda Burret

Geonoma major Burret

Geonoma microspatha Spruce

Geonoma myriantha Dammer

Geonoma paniculigera Mart.

Geonoma rectifolia Wallace

Geonoma tessmannii Burret

Geonoma trijugata Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr.

Gynestum deversum Poit.

Common Name:

Geonoma deversa
Ripening fruit
Photograph by: Reinaldo Aguilar
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General Information

Geonoma deversa is an evergreen palm growing 0.5 - 5 metres tall. The plant usually produces a cluster of unbranched stem that can be up to 3cm in diameter; each stem has 6 - 18 leaves up to 170cm long spaced along the top portion of the stem[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
,
773
Title
A Revision of Geonoma (Arecaceae)
Publication
Phytotaxa 17: 1 - 271
Author
Henderson A.
Website
http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Year
2011
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
A treatment of the genus Geonoma, giving very detailed botanical descriptions and some information on habitat. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The leaves are commonly harvested, especially in Peru and Bolivia, as a source of thatch. The plant is also used to provide a source of salt.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
,
773
Title
A Revision of Geonoma (Arecaceae)
Publication
Phytotaxa 17: 1 - 271
Author
Henderson A.
Website
http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Year
2011
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
A treatment of the genus Geonoma, giving very detailed botanical descriptions and some information on habitat. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Guatemala and Belize.

Habitat

Understorey of lowland to premontane rain forest; mainly on well-drained soils, rarely in seasonally inundated areas; usually at elevations up to 600 metres, occasionally ascending to 1,200 metres[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The whole palm are burned, the ashes then boiled and filtered to obtain a salt[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are commonly used as a thatch[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-06-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Geonoma+deversa>

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